Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 25 Now Available

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org has released Volume 25 of his Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series. This one has a strong focus on digestive ailments. Dr. Greger scours the earth for important studies in peer-reviewed journals…so you don’t have to!

You can order Volume 25 by clicking here.

A Tale of Two Books

Monday, June 1st, 2015

In the past year or so, two comprehensive books on plant-based eating have been published by colleagues of mine–Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina and The Vegiterranean Diet by Julieanna Hever. Both books deserved a more timely review, but I figure it’s better late than never.

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is an encyclopedia of vegan nutrition and if you are a nutrition junkie, I highly recommend it. Davis and Melina are honest and thorough in their evaluation of the literature. For those who want less, they have a shorter version of the book, Becoming Vegan: Express Edition.

As the title suggests, The Vegiterranean Diet examines the Mediterranean diet–for which there is much compelling evidence–and how it might apply to vegetarian eating. As it turns out, it applies quite well. This would be a great book to give to a family member who is suffering from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity due to poor eating habits. In addition to the nutrition information, there are over 60 recipes and many tips on weight loss which I found sensible.

Links: G and Dr. G

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Ginny Messina has two recent posts that I thought were worth sharing:

Pinto Beans or Tofurky? How Food Choices and Motivations Affect Vegan Health

White Rice, Resistant Starch and Vegan Diets

And Dr. Michael Greger has released Latest in Clinical Nutrition – Volume 24. In Volume 24, he includes a number of videos examining the differences between organic and non-organic foods.

Dr. Greger on Paleo

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Dr. Greger has a video to share with your paleo friends, Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise. He tackles the myth that plant foods raise insulin levels more than meat.

The video above is part of Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 22 available for download or DVD (all proceeds go to charity). In Volume 22, Dr. G also takes on the idea that has been making the rounds for a while, that saturated fat does not contribute to heart disease.

Many Links

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org has just released Latest in Clinical Nutrition: Volume 20. Lots on gluten in this one!

Ginny Messina has a great article on the latest wave of ex-vegans listening to their bodies in Disordered Eating, Restrictive Eating, and Ex-Vegans.

The Vegetarian Resource Group just posted What is the Amount of Oxalate in Seitan?

Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, suggests that patients go vegan in the New York Times article, Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist.

Technical Difficulties

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Due to technical problems, I have changed systems through which posts are sent.

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Dr. Greger: Volume 17 is Out!

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Dr. Michael Greger’s Latest in Clinical Nutrition Volume 17 DVD is now available.

Check it out at NutritionFacts.org!

Please support JackNorrisRD.com!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Since my last request for support, these have been the more popular posts:

Eat Right for Your Type: Debunked Again?
Clinical Trial of Methylcobalamin
Austrian Vegetarians: Good News?

But the most popular post by far was…drum roll please…

Petition: Veggie Burger at McDonalds

I read a survey not long ago that found one of the main reasons people do not go vegan is from not having options in restaurants. So, my readers are apparently savvy about this importance of this issue.

By the way, that petition still needs 56,000 more people to sign, so please keep passing it on.

Wile my vitamin K2 series has some ardent followers, they are not many in number. Frankly, I’d much rather be beating up on the blood type diet, but K2 is a topic that anti-vegans bring up a lot and the research seems important, so I will plug on with it.

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Petition: Veggie Burger at McDonalds

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Circa 2003, McDonalds had a veggie burger in many of their Southern California locations (see the article McDonald’s launches Veggie Burger in Southern California). I had it a few times and it was quite good. McDonalds says that it was not a popular item, so they removed it.

Ten years later, maybe it’s time they tried it again. Kathy Freston is circulating a petition on Change.org, McDonald’s: It’s Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option (Please!).

I’m not getting behind this effort so that hardcore vegans have something to eat at McDonalds, but rather for the number of animals that could be spared a lifetime of suffering just from meat-eaters trying this burger and eating it occasionally. Why order two big macs, when you can lose weight and reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes by ordering just one Big Mac and a McVeggie?

Ginny’s Book for People Over 50 and Post on which Diet is Best

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Ginny Messina, MPH, RD has a new book out, Never Too Late to Go Vegan, for people 50 years and older. She writes about it here:

Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Book!

And she had an interesting post last week, Vegan, DASH, Mediterranean—Which Diet is Best?